How to Prevent Summer Risks to Your House

a BBQ on a deck

Warm summer days, lighter evenings, and quality family time together – summer is truly a wonderful time of year. Yet, homeowners often throw caution to the wind and forget about some of the more common dangers that happen during this season. To protect your property and family, take steps to mitigate some of the more common summer risks.


Stay safe at the grill

Be sure to keep your grill at least ten feet away from your house and avoid placing it in a garage, breezeway, or anywhere near flammable material. Make sure to clean your flame tamers, burners, and grates with a wire brush to prevent fire hazards, too.


Light up the way

Installing security and floodlights with dusk-to-dawn or motion sensors will help you and your guests avoid accidents. It will also help to deter thieves who are looking for an unlit house so that they can move in the shadows.


Keep an eye on doors and windows

Warmer temperatures mean we open more windows and doors to cool down. Yet, many of us forget to close and lock these doors, creating an open invitation for thieves. Get into the habit of closing and locking doors before you leave the house or relaxing in your backyard.


The team at Gee-Schussler Insurance Agency is ready and waiting to help you find reliable and responsible insurance for your property. Contact us today in Orland Park to get started!